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the medicine son that kathlee tn sebelius needs to revival obamacare? i'm ali velshi. this is "real money." >> reporter: this is real money. you are the most important part of the very. join our live conversation for the next half hour on twitter at a.j. real money. the federal reserve has just spent two days discussing what it's going to do about this economy. for now the fed plans to stay the course continue pumping $85 billion a month into the financial system and that has the affect of keeping interest rates down. the fed says it's too early to taper that stimulus in part because the government shutdown set us back a bit but they still cite a week jobs picture. >>> 10,000 private sector jobs were added in october. that's not the monthly government jobs report. we'll get one of those on november 8th. this is from the payroll firm adp but it's generally seen as a predictor of what the government number will say especially since the vast majority of jobs created these days are in in fact, in the private sector. 130,000 is well below the average for the last 12 months. how does this conne
" >> this is "real money", you are the important part of the show. tell us what you think. the roll out of obamacare insurance exchanges is off to a bad start. you know that. newly released documents reveal a handful of people signed up for insurance on 1st october the the day they opened for business. by the second day it was 248. to those that tried and failed to sign up using the government's website, everyone from president obama himself to health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius has apologised for the website's problems and vowed to fix it. we are hearing conflicting reports about what went wrong with the roll out. cgi, the contractor developing the site may have warned the obama administration that it would not be ready tro go live on october 1st. we know the administration says it needs until the end of november to fix the technical glitches. that's two months after it launched. to comment the penalty for not enrolling under the new law is effectively waved for six weeks. the new deadline will be march 31st. if you are one of the estimated 15 million americans who buy your own i
with the obamacare website threatening to undermine one of the administration's key goals it wants to sign up nearly 3 million healthy people by the first of the year, and it has now turned to hollywood. >> reporter: seduced by one side. >> my company's health care. it doesn't cover mammograms. >> the aca covers mammograms. >> scared by the other. >> take your pants off. >> reporter: the online site aimed to attract the young and healthy. >> i think people in our age group are more concerned with their finances than their well-being. it's tough -- like i don't know if that video gets that point across. >> reporter: that video, featuring jennifer hudson was produced by funny or die, a comedy website with 19 million unique viewers a month. hollywood entertainers were enlisted by the white house in july to help sell young people on obamacare. funny or die is volunteering its time and resources to produce 20 videos and projects promoting obamacare along with celebrities tweeting, obamacare is getting plenty of free advertisement. >> i like videos like this, because they make light of a pretty serious si
think he got a coldish with the nsa wiretapping and more serious for him at home, the obamacare fiascoes. i think he's in for rocky waters ahead. >> we saw the president doing well compared to how badly the republicans were doing in the polls and in the public perception, is it timing or just a bad week generally? >> i think there are a lot of issues as jay said that are going to be resolved over the next few months that will determine what happens in the next few terms. you have obamacare, the turmoil in the middle east. you have general manager and the relations between the republican and democratic party. these things coming together or not coming together will determine his success over the next three years. >> are you taking this as a sign of things to come. >> i think it was a single week. it was not a great week. but keep in mind as tough as it was for the president the republicans are in historically bad place. we've never seen a political party where the poll numbers that the republicans have right now. he is doing relatively much better than them. but he's got to do even better
on fe defense today comparing it to another launch that had it's share of problems. >> before obamacare there was romney care. visiting boston president obama said the come p comparison stil. you had a model that we built the affordable care bein care bs temperaturtelltemplate. >> the president says they'll be happier with a new plan. >> if you are getting that deal could mean a higher monthly ctv. zblrntle on dpol hill the republicans attacked the changes. kathleen sebelius was the second in a number of days to apologize for the healthcare.com debacle. the applicants financial data could be compromised. >> would you shutdown the system and give a security test. >> no sir if you read the memo. >> >> i have read it. >> the weekly testing of the devices and including interface testings daily and weekly scans are going on. taken together the problems with the launch have given the republicans an opening to regain footing. >> it's the president's ultimate spoferencibility, correct. spoferencibility -- responsibilities correct. >> he is the president and he is responsible for the program. >>
insurance are sick over what obamacare could do to their bottom line. just in time for the holidays one expert said the consumer landscape is the land mediocrity. and i'm ali velshi, this is "real money." >> this is real money. join our live conversation for the next half hour on twitter at aj real money. close to a month in and the roll out of obamacare insurance agencies is off to a very bad start. to all those who tried and using the government's website an apologizapologycharged with set. >> wto the millions of americans who shop and want to enroll for healthcare coverage i want to apologize that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> reporter: that was marilyn tavanner on tuesday. on wednesday health and human services director kathleen sebelius will be appearing to do the same. cgi, the main contractor developing the website may have warned the obama administration that it wouldn't be ready to go live on october 1st. either way this is what we know as of now. it needs until the end of november to fix the technical glitches on healthcare.gov . two months after the laun
to adequate health care. some suggest obamacare may reverse that trend. >> the red sox are word champions! >> for the first time in more than 90 years, the boston red sox win the world series in front of the fenway faithful. >> good morning. welcome to aljazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm thomas drayden. there are no allegations of spying by the n.s.a. >> documents have been obtained showing the agency used the september 11 attacks to defend its surveillance policies. >> in the 26 page document, the n.s.a. suggested talking points for officials, including after 9/11, it was determined the intelligence community failed to connect the dots. n.s.a. and partners must make sure we connect the dots so that the nation is never attacked again like it was on 9/11. the n.s.a.'s first responsibility is to defend the nation. >> erika has more on this story. what else have we learned from this document you? >> the document obtained through the freedom of information act contains dozens of talking points and suggested statements. they're supposed to be used by n.s.a. officials to defend the agen
of the enrollment. we'll look at what that means for obamacare in the long run. >>> also coming up, holiday shopping on the day after halloween. how retailers are stretching the season. >> so the number of people who signed up for healthcare via the troubled federal website was minuscule in the first couple of days of the website's life. according to house committee that released early numbers it is in the low hundreds. but here's the question, how does that number stack up to the first weeks of obamacare? how does it stack up to those who signed up for romney care back in 2006? al jazeera's john terrett has been investigating for us. >> you gave it away just now. >> reporter: the healthcare.gov is sick. we know that. we've seen it since it launched back on october 1st. that's not really news. what is news is we're getting a hint of how sick this site through which people 36 states purchase healthcare under the new law might begin in the early days. on the beginning day, six people, total six people had signed up and enrolled for healthcare under the obamacare laws. by the second day, october 2nd, m
. >> the problem with obamacare is not just the website, it's the law. i heard from hundreds of constituents who see premiums rise and policies cancelled. many are losing their plans. >> after a failed strategy to kill the law by shutting the government split the party in two, republicans are unified in attacking problems on the website which, when functioning, will help millions obtain shirns under obamacare. >> i don't think anybody would deny the fact on either side of the political either. these facts are nothing short of a disaster. >> when pressed marilyn tavenner was unable to say how many people got insurance through the website. >> are you getting the numbers? >> am i getting the unless? not yet. >> you have no numbers of. >> we'll have them available mid-november. >> if you don't have insurance by 31 march, you face a fine. as the problems persist democrats are joining the call to delay the deadline. marilyn tavenner vowed to fix what is wrong. >> i want to assure you healthcare.gov can and will be fixed. we are working around the clock to deliver the shopping experience you deserve.
you for your time. >> good talking to you. >> as obamacare is growing on capitol hill. we'll check with who set g who g benefits. >> a disturbing trend brings the worst part of halloween to college campuses year-round. they are racist rangers. what do you think, join the conversation on twitter and on our facebook and google plus pages. >> house members couldn't wait to bombard her with the rocky royal out. they waested no time to say they were story for her role in the president's healthcare plan. >> in the past weeks access to healthcare.gov has been a frustrating ex-ferns for americans. i'm as frustrated as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare got gov. let me say to these americans, you deer is of better. >> i apologize i'm accountable. joining me now to look at who are the winners and losers in the obamacare roll out. this highlights one of the issues. young men and single men may not want maternity coverage. >> but in the way it's structured they end up having to pay for it. was supposed to pay for insurance for every and that is how the insurance markets work. are the
become a focal point of criticism not only for the failing health care website, but for obamacare itself. one of her top two lieutenants provided a warmup act. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> a member of the obama administration apologize for the website that has been plagued by problems since launching last month. testifying tuesday, marlin tavenner did not give many reason for website issues. she did not give specific numbers and how many people have actually signed up for insurance. those facts and figures are expected to come in another hearing, when her boss, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius testifies later this morning. that hearing could get heated, since some republicans have been calling for her to be fired. >> i don't think anyone would deny this fact on either side of the political aisle. these past 29 days have been nothing short of a disaster. >> as republicans attack the problem-plagued website as representative of larger troubles with the affordable care act. >> the problem with obamacare isn't jus
. this is the place where mitt romney signed romney care. of course, before obamacare there was romney care, and it's modeled on what his former rival did in massachusetts. the president trying to rally support amid all the criticism, and two contentious days on capitol hill. >> michael, thank you. mike viqueira at the white house for us, and joining us from washington, david merritt. the managing director of leavitt partners, and what were your thoughts, your take aways from the president's speech. >> yes, the president is a wonderful speaker, obviously. i find it curious one of his main points was to basically dump on the 14 million americans who had purchased individual policies. >> what was the dumping on part of that? >> well, the plans that are being canceled now are plans that individuals bought with their own money in the individual market. they shopped around and put down their own money to buy these plans. now the president is basically saying they were buying substandard plans so he was critiquing their shopping. >> was he critiquing what was available at the time? >> certainly. they wer
of the last several months. >> i said last week obamacare is like a wet blanket over our economy. with all of then uncertainty around this law, employers are having a very difficult time making decisions. it's time to delay this. it's time to fix this before it gets any worse. >> many democrats have joined the call to push back the dead of line of march 31st for signing up for the individual mandate, therefore requiring everyone to have insurance. and ms. tavner asked time and time again how many people have been successful in signing up. she like officials all around town have refused to answer that question, saying she doesn't know the number. >> many are sames this is similar to the rollout of the medicare d website a few years ago during the bush administration. are the complains similar or is thecorus these days that much louder. >> well, part d medicare, an epic three-hour vote pushed by george bush, he twisted enough arms and got that passed. it didn't rely as much on these technical aspects on the website for enrollment and that's why it's not an apples-to-apples comparison. >> con
this morning. >> i said last week that obama-care is like a wet blanket over our economy. american people are looking for more jobs better wages but with all the uncertainty around this law, employers are having a verydy. time making decisions. it's time to delay this. it's time to fix this. before it gets only worse. >> another threshold question that no one at the white house or the administration wants to answer, how many people have been successful in signing up for this website. the problems first began to surface about three weeks ago, they will let us know in mid november. >> so mike, the bottom line in washington is they are talking about obama-care again. >> again, yeah. >> thank you very much, mike. officials are confirming a outbreak of polio in syria, this would be the first in 14 years. there are ten -- excuse me, confirmed cases 12 many are now being investigated. most of those people being tested are babies. last week the u.n. launch add campaign to immunize nearly 2.5 million children against polio and other diseases. with thousands of refugees fleeing every day, they are
congress will know how many people enrolled in obamacare he ran into a stonewall. >> folks are still in the process of enrolling and we'll have the numbers available in mid november. >> you have no numbers on who has enrolled you have no no ide. >> we'll get those numbers in mid november. we'll get those numbers in mid november. >> how do you not know how howy people have enroll. >> we'll get those numbers in mid november. we'll get those numbers in mid november. >> and down the hall. >> these are caused by human error or technical problems. >> nothing that has been released has shown we are flying t --trying to do something illel or unprofessional. when we find something non-come non-compliance we report it. professor at george washington university and senior fellow. thanks for coming back, good to have you here. during president reagan's first term democrat congresswoman of colorado said then of his perform angsperformance" he hasn perfecting the teflon coated presidency nothing seems to stick to him. ". to him." does president obama have teflon base. >> the democrats are terrifi
obamacare, i don't think she was expecting a warm welcoming. what are the democrats saying? >> well, at least a few have asked her to modify the plan. one asked to extend the sign-on period. and she said four months would be enough. and another one, a democrat from georgia pointed out that he voted against the affordable care act in the first place, and he is also asking the secretary to do something republicans wanted to do, which is to delay the mandate for at least a year. but most of the democrats are trying to point out how the plan is working, and pointing to what they say is hypocrisy on the part of republicans. here is representative engel from new york. >> it is the law, and i find it disconcerting that my republican colleagues have done nothing but root for this to fail, and now there is this big show that they are upset from keeping people from signing up fast up. the website will be fixed and millions of americans will be able to get coverage. >> and secretary sebelius is saying that the repair work, the fixes that are being done now will be finished by the end of novemb
have the medicine son that kathlee that kathleen sebelius needs to revival obamacare? i'm ali velshi. this is "real money." >> reporter: this is real money. you are the most important part of the very. join our live conversation for the next half hour on twitter at
of arrests and dozens of weapons being seized. ♪ this is the 900-page document we call obamacare. it could change costs, coverage, and pretty much all of healthcare in america. my show sorts this all out. in fact, my staff has read the entire thing. which is probably more than what most members of congress can claim. we'll separate politics from policy, and just prescribe the facts. [[voiceover]] every day, events sweep across our country. and with them, a storm of views. how can you fully understand the impact unless you've heard angles you hadn't considered? antonio mora brings you smart conversation that challenges the status quo with unexpected opinions and a fresh outlook. including yours. ♪ hello again, top stories on al jazeera, the u.n. arab league to syria said they must attend peace talks for progress to made and they are building a framework for talks over the war in syria to happen in the coming weeks. israeli jets attacked the town of jabla and targeted russian-made missiles. thailand's lower house passed a controversial political amnesty bill to allow the return of the form
to fight al-qaeda. >>> just a handful of people signed up for obamacare in the first days it was launched. and secretary of state john kerry admitting that the nsa went too far in its spying program. ♪ >>> iraq prime minister spending another day in washington making the rounds today. he visits the white house. he is going to be meeting with president obama asking for help ending the violence he says has killed thousands of iraqis so far this year. mike viqueira is live at the white house. mike how can the u.s. help with this situation in iraq? >> there is no question there is a great deal of concern that iraq is sliding towards another civil war. the unitedations without a report today, more than 900 iraqis killed last month alone. among them, 852 civilians. another estimate has 5,000 iraqis killed since april as the country slides into more strife. the question is who is responsible? and this is his third day in washington and many believe this is not sectarian strife. many suspect that his forces are attacking sunnis, and a non-stop violence of sectarian violence continues today. not
signed up for obamacare in the first days it was launched. and secretary of state john kerry admitting that the nsa went too far in its spying program. ♪ >>> iraq prime minister spending another day in washington mak
, the obamacare affordable care act is going to exist. they're not going to kill it. that much is as stake. that march 31st, if you do not have march by march 31st of next year you face a fine. with all the problems on the website, the technical problems, glitches, as first called by president obama, but they're more than that, but there have been a whole host of problems with the implementation of the law. now, after initially blaming a volume, they said it was a sign of public enthusiasm, a good sign after the october first launch of the website, now marilyn tavennar, she's over the agency that oversees the implementation of the obamacare. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. we know how desperately you need affordable coverage. i want to assure you that healthcare.gov can and will be fixed, and we're working around the clock to deliver the shopping experience that you deserve. >> reporter: a lot of indignation, and umbridge on the part of the republicans. the irony when this website is up and functioning it will help millions of people to
enough for the republicans. >> the problem with obamacare is not just the website, but the law. i've heard from hundreds of my constituents who are seeing premiums rise, policies cancelled - many, again, are losing their plans. >> after the failed strategy to kill the law by shutting down the government - split the party in two. republicans are now unified in attacking problems on the website which, when functioning, is meant to help million obtain insurance under obamacare. >> i don't think anyone would deny the fact on either side of the political aisle. the past 29 days have been a disaster. >> when pressed marilyn tavenner refused to say how many were able to get insurance through the website. >> are you getting those numbers? >> am i getting the numbers? not yet. >> you have no numbers on who is enrolled. you have no idea? >> we'll have the numbers available mid november. >> if you don't have insurance by march 31st, you face a fine. as problems persist, democrats are joining a government call to delay the deadline. >> i want to assure you that healthcare.gov can and will be
-plagued website as representative of larger troubles -- >> the problem with obamacare isn't just the website, it's the whole law. >> reporter: democrats fiercely defending the law and the site. >> everybody needs to chill out because it is going to work. >> reporter: according to prepared testimony, secretary see -- se bealous has said, quote. see bealous is expected to blame the contractors. the lead contractors on the site said they only had two weeks in september to do end to end testing on the system. something they say should have taken months. >> by the end of november the experience on the site will be smooth for the vast majority of users. >> reporter: the obama administration points out there are other ways to sign up, through call centers, paper applications and in person assistance in every state. eric holder, al jazeera. >> these are the live images coming from capitol hill. secretary sebelius seated just moments ago and she was surrounded by a sea of cameras. this is the beginning of the testimony. >> we look forward to a thoughtful conversation on a number of issues, including tra
parallels with another high-profile launch that had its share of problems. before there was obamacare, there was romney care, the massachusetts law that was the model for the affordable care act. visiting boston, president obama said the comparison sil hold. >> because you guys had a truman model that we built, the affordable care act on this tem platte. >platte. >> the president spoke on the same site that romney did. the president said that they will be happier with a new plan. >> so if you're getting one of these letters, just shop around in the new marketplace. you're going to get a better deal. >> for some, that deal could mean higher monthly costs than they played in the old plan. >> if you can, will you. health and human services secretary, kathleen sebelius. >> hold me accountable. i'm responsible. >> republics charged that the reb sight wasn't secure, and the applicants' financial data could be compromised. >> will you shut down so the americans -- >> will you read the memo? >> i have read it. >> weekly scans are going on. >> taken together, the republicans have the opening t
number of those that exist as well. this is the 900-page document we call obamacare. it could change costs, coverage, and pretty much all of healthcare in america. my show sorts this all out. in fact, my staff has read the entire thing. which is probably more than what most members of congress can claim. we'll separate politics from policy, and just prescribe the facts. >> the nsa has been accused of spying on everyone from average americans to leaders around the world. there's word the agency has hacked google and yahoo, grabbing huge amounts of data. >> you deserve better. i apologize. i'm accountable to you for fixing these problems. >> secretary of health kathleen sebelius said the buck starts with her and promises to fix the federal health care website in a month you. >> thousands of babies die in this country because their mothers do not have access to adequate health care. some suggest obamacare may reverse that trend. >> the red sox are word champions! >> for
document we call obamacare. my staff has read the entire thing. can congress say the same? millions who need assistance now. we appreciate you spending time with us tonight. >>> up next is the golden age of hollywood going golden but elsewhere. why l.a.'s mayor has declared a state of emergency for the entertainment industry there. next. >>> soccer has a unique power among sports. it can rous national passes for better or worse in a way few other things can. in 1914, soldiers took a break from killing each other in world war i and, instead, played soccer. on the other hand in 1969, he will salvador and hon dueras went to war and it went into outright conflict. >>> in january as a group o italian group hurled chants, the home team walked off with the visitors in solidarity. >>> in afghanistan in 2012, a reality t.v. show helped create the teams for the first national professional soccer league in hopes of healing the wounds caused by decades of war, occupation, sectarian violence and poverty. and this year, in a nation whose heroes are more likely to be holding an ak-47 than a soccer bal
tall, proud and this is the 900-page document we call obamacare. my staff has read the entire thing. can congress say the same? complex it's forces a human it's imagine make it and comment. the vision of chief crazy horse nestled in the black hills began in i 1948 and it's yet to be realized here is chris burie. >> in the rugged granite of the black hills, the features are chiseled from the mountain side. a features of the warrior known as crazy horse. his arm holding a giant stallion that you can imagine but cannot see. the horses head all 219 feet of it has been painted but still must be fashioned from the jagged rock. call it a work in progress. carried on by the family of a man that started carving this mountain in 1948. >> he was determined it was going to be completed. i don't think he realized how long it was going to take or how much work it was going to be. >> under estimated the task. >> he did. now 87 years old rout ruth cameo south dakota with star dust in her eyes. eyes. >> she came from connecticut to work with a famous sculptor from her state. a man she would marry on
obamacare and to build new rolle roads and ease virgins congestion. >> he finds himself down points of terry mccullough. >> you abouhe has been able to s race a referendum on the tee party. >> mccullough wins tomorrow in virginia and chris te christie n new jersey look for soul searching and another direction for the tea party. >> maybe this is a question to consider moving fort. forward. what is govenor christie saying about a possible 2016 race for presidency. >> he says he hasn't made a decision and he is going to be in an enviable pro significance. he is going to be able to travel across the country and speak on behalf of the gov forc governord speak on the fil philosophy ande will have all of th the chits yd to build up a organizations. >> our focus on election day continues at 4:30 when we take a look at the key mayoral races in new york and detroit. >> we have dare -- dave war warren for the storm has not developed yet. this goes hour-by-hour and the rain and snow whether come together by tomorrow morning. it is in nebraska neighbourand the rain snow line there is heavy snow and rain
the health secretary praised about the obamacare website. but tonight the data hub has now gone down, halting online enrollment in all 50 states. just yesterday kathleen sebelius praised that as a highlight of ability. it's the latest in a series of problems plaguing healthcare.gov. verizon says it is seeking to solve that problem as soon as possible. other technology companies to identify and solve the root cause. she's set to testify before a house committee this week, sebelius will be in congress testifying this week. derrell issa says. >> if somebody doesn't leave, and there isn't a real restructuring not just a 60 days, somebody try fix it then he's missing the point of management 101 which is these people are to serve him well and they haven't. >> mississippi for one hoped to see thousands enroll for insurance but so far only a few dozen have signed up. steph mstephanie boswell report. >> jar fist dortch. >> i worried about that every day. because all it takes is one accident and you could be 20 to $100,000 in debt or more than that. you just never know. >> miller says he and his wife a
in order to kill the affordable care act, obama-care as they would have it, are now holding a series of hearings wondering what in the world is wrong with this website, why people can't get on and buy the insurance that they are trying to kill to take away. dave camp is the came of which committee. he wants to know how many people were able to log on successfully, a very sharp exchange. >> do you not have any idea of how many people have enrolled? >> folks are still in the process of enrolling both in the state base exchanges and in the federal exchanges. >> are you getting those numbers? >> amount i getting those numbers, not yet. >> you have no numbers on who is enrolled? you have no idea? >> we will have them available mid november. >> so tony, what is the upshot. we have been through that exercise, clearly that won't happen. not only republicans many democrats are calling for a delay in that individual mandate. march 31st is the deadline. you can face a fine, and now many democrats have joined republicans in pushing the administration to push that back given all the problems with
. and it was asked if she herself shoe enroll in obamacare. >> why aren't new the exchange. why why will you not go on the-- >> you can decide to drop the coverage of your employer. you have your choice to decide not to true. >> that is not true, sir. if i had affordable coverage in my workplace i'm not eligible to go in the marketplace. it is illegal. >> that raised some eyebrows but she is right. many assume that all americans can enroll if they like. the catch is if she has access to affordable insurance. but she said they would glady enroll if they could. >> that was a testy moment. thank you. joining us now to discuss the problems plaguing healthcar healthcare.gov professor at new york university, a consultant on the social effects of the internet, good to see you, glad to have you on the program. i can't tell you how many times during the hearing, i couldn't couldn't the times i heard no one could predict the number of problems and the degree. dubai that? >> i buy that if you could test everything that could happen. but people who launch programs know things can go wrong and things go wrong
are covered. dr thomas believe obamacare means healthy mothers and children - offering more prenatal, mental health and addiction services. it will be an improvement never medicaid. >> it can be a game changer for a large population of patients who do not have insurance or feel they can't afford shirns. >> in some of birmingham's poorest areas, like this housing projecting, poor health, addiction and violence have been problems for decades. the same problems facing other poor neighbourhoods in america. erica knows what living without health care is like and hopes for better access. she and her 4-year-old daughter live here. she's been homeless and lost a newborn whilst living in a shelter. >> counselling. a lot of people need people to talk to, but they can't get the counselling or what they need unless they have insurance. dr thomas thinks outreach is key to lookout sheltering infant mortalitiy in the south. >> word of mouth, advertising on television. in the newspaper. community housing. community workers - any available avenues. >> as 2-week-old bailey hangs on to life, her mother believe
could ever have done. this is the 900-page document we call obamacare. my staff has read the entire thing. can congress say the same? >>> today's data dive gets ghoulish in honor of halloween. 37% of americans believe in ghosts and more than quart of those polled say they have seen one. the survey shows the supernatural beliefs extend to real estate. 52% of us believe a house could be haunted. the believers were split over they would want to sleep in a haunted house. one and four people would buy one. answers range from a cemetery on the property to a house that was over 100 years old, and one that might have an inexplainably low price. levitating objects would be the top no-no. but ghost sightings, flickering lights and strange noises also made the list. 37% say they were just fine with ghost sightings. you have to wonder how tough house hunting is if that doesn't matter to you. in a recent gallop survey found that 70% of americans believed in satan. two thirds of those polled different think they would survive a year if there was a zombie apock lips. vampires were voted the second
in the low hundreds. but how do the people who signed uup in the first weeks of obamacare compare to the first weeks of romney care in massachusetts. >> reporter: now we know the federal healthcare website healthcare.gov . is sick, we know that. we've been reporting that for weeks. now let's go back to when it was launched. we're now getting an indication of how sick it actually was when it was first launched. this site is responsible for attracting people from 36 states to buy healthcare under the president's new law. at the end of the first day just six people we are now told had signed up for health air. just six. at the end of the afternoon on the second day which was october 2nd that number had risen to 100, and only 248 people had signed up by the end of the second day. this, according to the house of oversight of government reform committee who just released these figures. this is bad news for the government because they said b by 2014 they reckon to have 7 million people signed up. clearly there is a long way to go. there is precedence for this. do you remember mitt romney
. afghanistan. this is the 900-page document we call obamacare. my staff has read the entire thing. can congress say the same? >>> today's data dive gets a ticket to ride on the bandwagon that is beatlemaniai. in 1964, ringo starr is thatted this photo. the beatle's drummer put out a tour to find the fans for a new book called photography. as the same goes, star recreated the shot with a little help from his friends at the today's show, those fans who skipped school to see the band are in their 60s. bob to thet was suspended three days to truancy. the head master finally admitted skipping school for the lads from liverpool was a good idea. beatlemania is sleeve and well even two band members aren't. they are the best selling band in history with more billboard hits than any other. incredibly, they continue to be hot today, 43 years after they broke up. only five acts have been able to sell as much music in britain this century as the beatles. the fab four saying you never give me your money. you only give me your funny paper. i am not sure what they were talking about because they grossed $71 mi
obamacare. is there a belief in washington that these hearings are about fixing the website or yet another attempt, attempt number 42, to do away with the affordable care act. >> the house vote that had many times, the senate did not, which is why it remains law. these are a continuation of the high level of scrutiny and interest in the law, probably more about that than actually findings solutions to the problems. >> that being said, when something goes wrong in the real world, where most of us work, when something gets messed up, and as much as $500 million is spent, somebody's head has to roll. why shouldn't congress call for the head of kathleen sebelius? >> the law is quite complex. we are in an era where people are looking to assign responsibility. i would just know the contrast that 16 states around the country are running their own versions of what the federal government tried to bring up and their success rate is pretty high, so this certainly is something that can be done successfully. problems arise. if you can solve the problems in a reasonable amount of time, i think we would
some say obamacare may change that. >> al jazeera looks at growing old around the world. we look at the country named the worst country for seniors - as part of a 3-part serie >> >> america's infant mortalitiy rate is one of the worst in the developed world. america is 4th in the global ranking of infant mortalitiy. 25,000 infants don't survive the first year because of premature births or complications. mortalitiy has dropped but some states are struggling to keep babies alive. alaba alabama's rate is 25% higher than other states. the affordable care act could change that preventing premature deaths. >> bailey davis has been lying in the incubator fighting for her life. she was born four months early and weighs less than 2 pounds. >> every time we leave the hospital we think, "maybe she won't be here when we come back in the morning", she's little >> bailey is 19-year-old ariel's first trial. the week ahead are crucial. bailey's chances are better. her care is paid for by her grandfather's health insurance. in alabama 519 babies die before their first birthday last year. state h
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